The Next Steps is an interactive youth friendly workshop or workshop series used to take the results of McCreary research back to young people across the province. Using what they have learned about youth health in their local community and about protective factors, youth then design (and often deliver) a project to improve health.
McCreary staff facilitate the workshops and are available to support youth through the process of creating and delivering a community project
If you would like to learn more about bringing the Next Steps to your school or community please contact email@example.com
Addtional Resource Available: AHS IV Next Steps Toolkit
To run your own Next Steps workshop, please download our guide. This condensed version of the Next Steps is designed to be conducted during one class period. It contains everything that you need to organize a workshop, and can be tailored to be reflective of your community.
The ANSII project ran in 10 communities across BC: Courtenay, Bella Bella, Prince Rupert, Hazelton, Nisga’a, Prince George, Lytton, Westbank, Cranbrook, and Skeetchestn (2007-2009). Having learned about the AHS III results Aboriginal youth picked out the health issues of most importance to them and developed projects to address these issues. Many of these projects are still going strong and the project won the 2009 Solicitor General’s Award for Children and Youth leadership.
Following the release of the 2008 Adolescent Health Survey results, we have been busy taking the results back to youth across the province in a variety of ways. Using the Next Steps model we are presenting the findings of the survey to youth in a meaningful way and engaging them in action to improve youth health in their community.
If you are interested in bringing a ‘Next steps’ workshop or workshop series to your community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Steps projects have also been carried out using the data from McCreary’s street involved youth survey, custody survey and with reports such as Moving Upstream. A ‘by youth for youth’ evaluation of the next Steps has also been conducted.